There may not be a much more important variable when it comes to completing a successful, profitable business transaction than the reliable, on-time shipment of goods from the manufacturer to the customer. Whether the customer is across town or across the world, their own business relies on shipments agreed to in the contract. Failure to produce this on-time delivery can cost all parties involved money, and would more than likely bring an end to that particular business relationship.
There are a select few companies out in the marketplace that deliver customized transportation solutions to ensure the clients goods are delivered safe and on time, every time, door-to-door, from sender to receiver. Landstar is one such company that makes and follows up on this guarantee.
An outstanding transportation solutions company provides services that set them apart from the competition. Such services include:
No load is too small or too large to ship. From one pallet to a train or shipload, this company will be able to negotiate transportation of goods for on-time delivery anywhere.
Thousands of agents, leased owner operators, trailers, and other approved capacity providers, across the globe, to ensure quality, reliable service everywhere goods can be shipped.
The utilization of independent agents and capacity providers. They are always on-call, ready to provide their services. They provide a local presence with a global reach.
Outstanding transportation services across North America, which can include any or all of the following shipping means:
Truckload Van. From cargo vans to trailers over 50-feet long, which can provide through-trailer service to Mexico, and solutions for cross-border shipments into and out of Canada.
Air Freight. Going from Points A to B quickly, utilizing commercial cargo aircraft and carriers, in addition to air charters that use major airports.
Rail Intermodal. For shipments best served by rail transport, the right company will have contracts with the major North American railroads, offering door-to-door services across the U.S., and into Mexico and Canada.
Temperature Controlled Transport. Temperature-sensitive loads, such as pharmaceuticals, foods, and other materials, need transport services that constantly monitor temperatures throughout the shipment.
Less-Than-Truckload shipping. Some clients have smaller shipping needs, those that don’t require a full semi-trailer load. The right company will coordinate transportation needs for such shipments, utilizing truckload vans or flatbed services at cost-effective rates.
A company that is a leader in global logistics. When overseas shipment is required, dependable services that come from:
Worldwide Air Charter. The utilization of cost-effective transportation modes, from Lear jets to Boeing 747s, with no intermediate cargo transfers or off-loading; door-to-door pickup and delivery.
Ocean Services. Skilled agents who coordinate export customs declarations, import customs clearance, and inland point pick-ups. A company that has a relationship with a wide network of approved, quality ocean freight forwarders.
Customs Brokerage. International trade, what with import/export rules and regulations, can be complex. The right company will be a licensed customs broker who has access to worldwide partners to manage details in their area.
Project Cargo. The negotiation of bulk, oversized, and heavy lift projects, with expert management overseeing operations.